So much of what we do in a day can feel like we have no choice and we have to do it. Sure, the reality is we probably need to engage in tasks we may not find the most enjoyable, but nevertheless, need to get done.

Maybe we can find a way to get pleasure out of these moments or maybe bring pleasure to them. Or said another way, being able to find the pleasure in our work.

That sounds possible. Even if it’s a task such as cleaning the kitchen, we can find ways to make the experience pleasant. Whether that’s listening to music while we work or having the TV on in the background or even listening to an audio book, we can find ways to enjoy ourselves in that moment.

So, when my wife thanks me for cleaning up after dinner, I can honestly and genuinely respond, “my pleasure.”